TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson Police Department has identified the victim in the fatal shooting that occurred Friday night at a Circle K near W. Grant Road and N. Oracle Road.
On Sept. 6, 2019, at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers from Operations Division West were dispatched to a report of a shooting at 2332 N. Oracle Road. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with obvious signs of gunshot trauma inside the business. The victim was transported to Banner University Medical Center by Tucson Fire with life-threatening injuries where he later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased.
The victim has been identified as 24 year-old Bernardo Ramirez-Ramirez. Next of kin has been notified.
The Tucson Police Homicide Unit responded to continue the investigation. Detectives were able to conduct interviews with several witnesses and processed the scene.
Authorities determined the male suspect was inside the Circle K when Ramirez-Ramirez entered with a female. An argument started between the suspect and Ramirez-Ramirez. The confrontation continued after the suspect had made a purchase from the business. The confrontation turned physical and at some point, the suspect produced a handgun. Ramirez-Ramirez was subsequently struck at least once by gunfire. The suspect then fled the scene on foot and has not been located.
Detectives are currently following up on leads and ask anyone with information to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.